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Hopewell School - Coshocton DD

Hopewell School

 

 

 

 

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Hopewell School

 

 

 

Hopewell School was founded in 1965 by a group of parents who wanted their disabled children to receive educational services like other children their age. These parents and all those parents who have followed are the first piece of the Hopewell School puzzle. Hopewell School has changed significantly since that day but our mission remains the same: to provide an equal and appropriate education to the children of Coshocton County with disabilities so that they may grow into adults who have goals and dreams that are within their reach. 

The Hopewell School staff believes that every child is unique and valuable and has a gift to share with society. We strive through education and other services and supports to provide children with the opportunity to share their gift and to contribute to their community throughout their lifetime. The staff of Hopewell School faces this challenge daily through reevaluating, rethinking, and exploring new ideas, methods and materials. This professionalism and dedication is a piece of the Hopewell School puzzle. The community of Coshocton County has supported Hopewell School unfailingly and continues to provide support in many different ways. This also is an important piece of the puzzle. Parents, dedicated staff and a caring community complete a picture of Hopewell School. We are proud of the work we do, we are sustained by every success, and determined to continue to meet the needs of children with disabilities in Coshocton County.

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School Mission
To partner with families and community to prepare children for their future.
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School Programs & Services

 

 

 

 

 

The following programs and services are available through Hopewell School .

  • Hopewell Early Intervention 
  • Hopewell Preschool 
  • Hopewell School Age Classes
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Sensory Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Service and Support
  • Parent Education
  • Home Visits
  • Center-based instruction
  • Transportation
  • Behavioral Support
  • Transition Services
  • Vision Screening
  • Dental Screening
  • Equipment Loan

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Hopewell Preschool

 

 

  Hopewell School has four preschool classrooms for children three to five years of age. The Preschool programs are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education. 
  Hopewell Preschool Special Education classes generally enroll eight children with identified needs and four typically developing children per class. Each preschool class has a teacher and a classroom assistant. Children participate in a developmentally appropriate, center based curriculum driven by The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Fourth Edition by Diane Trister Dodge, Laura J. Colker and Cate Heroman and aligned with the State of Ohio Early Learning Content hands
   Standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Classrooms utilize the principles of Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky A. Bailey. Children are assisted through individual and small group instruction to address areas of need. Children who qualify may also receive speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, sensory therapy and/or aquatic therapy. Hopewell Preschool classes meet four full days per week, Monday through Thursday, following the adopted nine month school calendar. Transportation is provided.
  blo The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Fourth Edition is designed for early childhood programs serving children 3-5. It rests on the firm foundation of research and responds to the new requirements for addressing academic content. The Curriculum applies developmentally appropriate practice and highlights the balance between applying general knowledge of child development with the particular knowledge a teacher gains by forming a relationship with
  each child and family. It incorporates information about the content in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology that preschool children can and should learn. The Curriculum describes each subject area and shows how to teach in ways that support children's academic progress while respecting the way they grow and develop. 

Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social and emotional intelligence classroom management program that empowers both teachers and students with the seven Powers for Self Control. These powers allow teachers to draw from within themselves to become proactive instead of reactive in conflict moments. Each of the seven powers has a slogan to help you remember to use it in conflict situations:
 
  • Power of Perception: No one can make you mad without your permission.
  • Power of Unity: We are all in this together.
  • Power of Attention: What you focus on, you get more of.
  • Power of Free Will: The only person you can make change is yourself.
  • Power of Love: See the best in others.
  • Power of Acceptance: The moment is as it is.
  • Power of Intention: Conflict is an opportunity to teach.
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The Seven Powers of Self Control emerge the Seven Basic Skills of Discipline. The slogans that support them are as follows:

  • Composure: Becoming the person you want children to be.
  • Encouragement: Building a school family.
  • Assertiveness: Saying "no" and being heard.
  • Choices: Building self esteem and willpower.
  • Positive Intent: Creating teaching moments.
  • Empathy: Handling the fussing and the fits.
  • Consequences: Helping children learn from their mistakes.

There are many ways that we help the young child recognize that all members of the class have wants and needs and that his or her decisions and actions affect others. Some of the ways we guide children to more appropriate behavior follow:

  • We practice preventive discipline by recognizing the age level characteristics and needs of individual children. Problems can often be prevented by being observant and redirecting a child to a more appropriate activity.
  • We provide many choices of play and activities.
  • We clearly define limits and consistently and fairly maintain them.
  • We see the health and safety of the children as a primary concern at all times.
  • When appropriate, we allow children time and opportunities to solve problems for themselves.
  • We state suggestions or directions in a positive manner.
  • We use words and tone of voice which help the child feel confident and self-assured.
  • We place limits on the child by telling him/her what he/she cannot do.
  • We provide outlets for releasing feelings of tension or anger.
  • If inappropriate behavior becomes frequent, forms a pattern, and/or becomes severe, the supervising adult must inform the Director of Children's Programs. If needed, a team meeting, including the parent will be scheduled to address the behavior(s) and appropriate behavior management policies and procedures will be followed.

 

 

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Hopewell Preschool - Child Progress

 

 

 

 

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Child progress is reported to parents a minimum of four times per school year. Grade cards and progress reports are sent home at the end of each nine week period. Parent/Teacher Conferences are held at the end of the first and third nine week periods. Parents are encouraged to visit, call, write or e-mail staff at any time to share concerns, questions and accomplishments. Teacher contact information is located in the CONTACTS section of this web site.

 

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Hopewell Preschool - Enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

Children with a suspected or identified need:

Referrals for children with suspected or identified areas of need must start with the local school district (the school district in which the child lives). Children must meet certain qualifications to receive specialized services. The local school district will schedule an evaluation called anEvaluation Team Report if indicated.

Preschool children qualify for services based on an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) developed through standardized norm-referenced testing, criterion-referenced/curriculum based evaluation, structured observations, parent interview and record review. When the Evaluation Team Report (ETR) is complete a meeting is held between the school district, parent/guardian, specialists if indicated by the ETR, a representative from Hopewell School if indicated by the ETR and anyone else requested by the parent.

 

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for children who qualify for preschool special education services by a team. Members of the team include the child's parents, preschool teacher, school district special education coordinator and may also include the school psychologist, specialists, parent advocate, and anyone else as requested by the parent.

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The Individual Education Plan includes the child's strengths and needs, family and student preferences, goals and objectives and services to address the child's needs.

Coshocton City School District residents should contact France Berg at 740-622-5547. Ridgewood Local School District residents should contact Brian Rentsch at 740-545-5312. River View Local School District residents should contact Jeff Vickers at 740-824-3523. Newcomerstown City Schools residing in Coshocton County contact Chris Lipinski at 740-498-8373 Garaway Local School District residing in Coshocton County contact Kelly Luneburg at 330-852-3418 West Holmes Local School District residing in Coshocton County contact Julie Snider 330-674-2661.

Typical children:

Applications for typically developing children may be acquired at Hopewell School or in the FORMS section of this web site and submitted annually beginning on February 1st. Selection is based on the following considerations:

  • Number of openings
  • Family and child need
  • Children of Hopewell School staff
  • Child's age
  • Date application filed

Applications must be resubmitted each year.

 

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Hopewell Preschool - Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

All children are born with the ability to learn.

Objectives:
  • Identify how each child learns, and support and stimulate their ability.
  • Provide experiences and challenges for every child.


All children need to connect with others; relationship is the key to learning. 

Objectives:

  • Provide opportunities for all children to form relationships with peers.
  • To teach children the skills necessary to connect and respond to others.

All children need safe, predictable, enriching environments.

Objectives:
  • Provide a school environment where children are physically and emotionally safe.
  • Provide activities and materials that encourage children to explore and learn.

All children need to express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

  • To find a way for all children to communicate with others.
  • To help children develop self-control skills so they will be able to play and work well with others.
  • To help children know that they have unique gifts to share with others.

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Hopewell Preschool - Services

 

 

 

 

  Preschool children who qualify may also receive the following services:
 
  • Service and Support 
  • Nursing 
  • Center-based services 
  • Assistive Technology
  • Parent Education 
  • Home Visits
  • Speech and Language Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Vision Screening
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Dental Screening
  • Aquatic Therapy 
  • Equipment Loan
  • Sensory Therapy 
  • Transportation
  • Behavioral Support

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Hopewell Preschool - Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Hopewell Preschool teachers are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education and participate in ongoing training in the field of early childhood education. Classroom Assistants are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education and obtain their Para Professional Certification by their second year of employment. Specialists/therapists meet the specific qualifications and licenses of the Ohio Department of Education and their specific disciplines and participate in ongoing training in their field. 

 
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School Age - Overview

 

 

 

 

 

The Hopewell School Age Program is an educational placement for students six through twenty-one years of age who qualify for services through an Evaluation Team Report (ETR). The program provides necessary supports for students to participate in the general curriculum to the greatest extent possible. The curriculum is driven by student need as determined through assessment and the Ohio Learning Content Standards. Classes focus on academics, social skills, self-care skills, life skills, and communication. The Career Transition Classroom for high school aged students is located at Hopewell School. The Career Transition Class focuses on work skills, career development, and transitioning into community life and the work environment as well. Students who qualify may also receive speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, behavioral support, sensory therapy and/or aquatic therapy.

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School Age - Child Progress

 

 

 

 

 

Student progress is reported to parents a minimum of four times per school year. Grade cards and progress reports are sent home at the end of each nine week period. Parent/Teacher Conferences are held at the end of the first and third nine week periods. Parents are encouraged to visit, call, write or e-mail staff at any time to share concerns, questions and accomplishments. Teacher contact information is located in the STAFF section of this web site.

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School Age - Objectives

 

 

 

 

 
  1. Allow students to reach their full potential by providing learning opportunities both within the classroom and the community.
  2. To maximize each student's unique learning ability through differentiated teaching and the implementation of assistive technology.
  3. To provide an enriching environment where students' can become excited about learning.
  4. To provide opportunities for learning in an atmosphere that fosters independence.
  5. To provide students with work and independent living experiences to prepare them for their future.

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School Age - Enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

Students with a suspected or identified need:

Referrals for students with suspected or identified areas of need must begin with the local school district (the school district in which the student lives). Students must meet certain qualifications to receive specialized services. The local school district will schedule an evaluation called an Evaluation Team Report if indicated.

 

Students qualify for services based on an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) developed through standardized norm-referenced testing, criterion-referenced/curriculum based evaluation, structured observations, parent interview and record review. When the Evaluation Team Report (ETR) is complete a meeting is held between the school district, parent/guardian, specialists if indicated by the ETR, a representative from Hopewell School if indicated by the ETR and anyone else requested by the parent.

 

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for students who qualify for special education services by a team. Members of the team include the student's parents, teacher, school district special education coordinator and may also include the school psychologist, specialists, parent advocate, and anyone else as requested by the parent. The Individual Education Plan includes the student's strengths and needs, family and student preferences, goals and objectives and services to address the student's needs.

 

  • Coshocton City School District residents should contact France Berg at 740-622-5547.
  • Ridgewood Local School District residents should contact Brian Rentsch at 740-545-5312.
  • River View Local School District residents should contact Jeff Vickers at 740-824-3523.
  • Newcomerstown City Schools residing in Coshocton County should contact Chris Lipinski at 740-498-8373.
  • Garaway Local School District residing in Coshocton County should contact Kelly Luneburg at 330-852-3418.
  • West Holmes Local School District residing in Coshocton County should contact Julie Snider 330-674-2661.

 


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School Age - Services

 

 

 

 

  School age children who qualify may also receive the following services:
 
  • Service and Support 
  • Nursing
  • Center-based services 
  • Assistive Technology
  • Parent Education 
  • Transition Services
  • Speech and Language Therapy 
  • Home Visits
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Parent Education
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Vision Screening
  • Aquatic Therapy 
  • Dental Screening
  • Sensory Therapy 
  • Equipment Loan
  • Behavioral Support 
  • Transportation


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School Age - Staff

 

 

 

 

  Hopewell School teachers are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education and participate in ongoing training in the field of education. Classroom Assistants are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education and obtain their Para Professional Certification by their second year of employment. Specialists/therapists meet the specific qualifications and licenses of the Ohio Department of Education and their specific disciplines and participate in ongoing training in their field. 
 
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Forms

 

 

  Click on the following links to download enrollment forms:
 


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